If that wintry chill and those endless cold, dark nights are still putting a dampener on your spirits then escaping for some pure self-indulgence could be the answer.
And what better way to relax and recharge your batteries than with a luxurious spa break?
These sumptuous spa destinations around the UK offer the perfect spot to let your cares melt away and indulge in some serious pampering.
Nestled within 375 acres on the banks of the River Tees, just outside the village of Hurworth, County Durham, Rockliffe Hall is perfectly placed for those looking to relax and unwind, or enjoy the North East coastline, stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales or the North Yorkshire Moors. With one of the most indulgent spa experiences imaginable, guests can kick back and lose themselves with a choice of incredible treatments or simply relax in the Spa Garden that offers panoramic views from its glass fronted sauna, heated relaxation loungers and infinity pool.
Perfect for: Indulgent pampering in a breathtaking setting.
Huworth Place, Darlington
Since the grand opening of its rooftop spa and garden last summer, Rudding Park has quickly established itself as one of the finest spas in the country and was named the Best New Spa in the UK by the Good Spa Guide in 2017. As well as its exclusive rooftop experience, which includes a heated outdoor pool, panoramic sauna, spa bath and herbal bath steam room, guests can also enjoy an array of luxurious treatments.
Perfect for: A summer spa break.
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
GILPIN HOTEL AND LAKE HOUSE
Tucked away within a wonderfully peaceful countryside setting on the outskirts of Windermere, you couldn’t ask for a more idyllic location for a relaxing spa escape. Just one mile away from the main boutique hotel sits the Gilpin Lake House, a serene sanctuary nestled amid 100 acres of grounds with a private lake and the Jetty Spa. Designed with couples in mind, the Swedish-themed spa treatment room sits raised three metres into the tree canopy, complete with floor to ceiling windows which offer stunning views over the lake, and there’s also hot tubs, saunas, a swimming pool and a range of treatments for guests to make the most of.
Perfect for: A destination spa escape for couples
Windermere, The Lake District
HOTEL CAFÉ ROYAL
Located in the heart of London’s bustling shopping district, with views overlooking Piccadilly Circus, this luxurious hotel occupies an unrivalled setting where guests have the best of Soho’s entertainment, food and nightlife right on the doorstep. While there’s plenty to explore in the area, adjacent to the hotel sits the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre and Spa, where guests can enjoy everything from expert treatments and therapies, to nutrition, fitness and meditation. It’s the ideal place to kick-start your day, or unwind after a busy day out in London.
Perfect for: A weekend spa break to make the most of
London’s popular shopping district.
Windermere, Soho, London
0207 406 3333
CALCOT MANOR & SPA
This charming 14th century former farmhouse sits within 220 acres of meadowland in the beautiful Cotswolds, with tennis courts, cycle tracks, swimming pools, woodland gymnasium, a disc golf course and a stylishly designed spa, just a few of the attractions within the grounds that guests can enjoy. The spa highlights include a lavender-lined outdoor hot tub and open fire, a 16 metre indoor pool, steam rooms and Elemis and Aromatherapy Associates treatments, that will leave your skin feeling soft and restored.
Perfect for: Family-friendly spa breaks